Ride of Silence – Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

Four rides: Irvine, Fullerton, Santa Ana, and Laguna Beach

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Gather at 6 – Ride at 7 pm)

Go to the Orange County Ride of Silence website or the Facebook event page for more information.

Traffic Skills 101 course May 27/30

Sign up here

OCBC will be offering it’s Traffic Skills 101 bicycle training course on May 27th and 30th.

The course consists of classroom training and bike handling “skills and drills” on a closed course and on the road.  The curriculum is provided by the League of American Bicyclists.

This class is open to bike riders of all abilities, age 14 and older.

During this 9 hour course we teach effective behaviors to make bicycling in traffic easier, safer, and less stressful. Many very experienced bike commuters and road cyclists have taken the class and benefited by improving their visibility on the road.

The 3 hour evening presentation will be held at Jax in Irvine at 6pm on May 27th. We will cover techniques to improve safety, traffic law, and traffic theory.

The 6 hour bike ride day will be held at the Irvine Ranch Water District at 8:00 AM on May 30th and will include bike mechanics, riding skills and drills, a survey of street conditions and behavior, and a final exam.

Tuition is $75 which includes materials, insurance, a written exam and certificate of completion.

Sign up for the class on our our TS101 Registration page.

Caltrans Protected Bikeways Survey

Here’s your chance to provide input and voice your concerns to Caltrans regarding the creation of safety design criteria for Class IV “Protected” Bikeways.

The Protected Bikeways Act of 2014 (Assembly Bill 1193 – Ting, Chapter 495) requires the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with local agencies and in consultation with the existing advisory committee of the department dedicated to improve access for persons with disabilities, to establish minimum safety design criteria for Class IV Bikeways, also referred to as cycle tracks or separated bikeways.

A Class IV Bikeway Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Sacramento. The Summit will be an all-day event to gather input from a wide cross-section of our external transportation partners and stakeholders interested in improving transportation in California. The purpose and goal for the Summit is to obtain preliminary input to help identify pertinent issues, concerns and recommendations relative to content, style and format of the design and traffic operations guidance which is to be published by January 1, 2016.

A survey has been developed in order to gather input to further develop the Summit and to obtain interest in attendance. Filling out the survey will help Caltrans gain a better understanding of the issues and topics related to the development and publishing of Class IV Bikeway guidance.

Please fill out the survey and voice your concerns:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bikewayguidance

Responses to the survey are requested by the close of business on Monday April 27, 2015.